Michael Balliet was a caring, happy, typical 12-year-old boy. He was healthy and growing into a young man when diagnosed with DIPG. His tumor grew so fast that he lost his life one week after diagnosis. His death was devastating to his family, school and the community. It is in his love and spirit that we need to find a cure for brain cancer to stop losing our precious children. Anyone who knew Michael I’m sure remembers his laugh and smile. No child should ever get cancer.